Labourer - Beach Protection

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
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AUD $33.18
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Job Description

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Position Title: Labourer - Beach Protection (L3 - Band 2C)

Position Objective

To provide a broad range of vegetation management and general labouring maintenance tasks on beaches, foreshores and natural areas supervised by the Leading Hand.

Attend to scheduled development and maintenance activities and contribute to the completion of work tasks generated by Council, residents and external clients.

Key Responsibilities

Shall include, but not be limited to:

1. Assist with vegetation management and general labouring maintenance duties on a scheduled or as directed basis on beaches, foreshores and natural areas, including weed control (herbicide application, woody weed control, hand-weeding etc), brush-cutting, tree planting, fencing, minor construction projects, erosion control, nursery work and seed collection.

2. Assist with the general upkeep of vehicles and other machinery used by the work team.

3. Assist in the completion of all paperwork associated with the position in a tidy and timely manner.

4. Other responsibilities as delegated by Management within the scope of this position.

WH&S Obligation and Responsibilities Statement

Attached to this position description is a WH&S Obligation and Responsibilities Statement that outlines the Workplace Health and Safety requirements of this position.

Position Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience


• Current QLD Manual Car ‘C’ Class Open Driver’s Licence

• Current General Construction Safety ‘White’ Card

• Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Certificate (ACDC Ticket)

• Chainsaw Level I

• Experience in general building maintenance and/or construction

• Experience in weed control and vegetation restoration


• Chainsaw Level II

• Qualifications in Bush Regeneration, Natural Resource Management or equivalent



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• Positive and professional attitude with an enthusiastic approach to work and an ability to be flexible and adaptable in the work place

• Good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of clients including community, friends, labour market, school and volunteer groups on a daily basis

• Ability to work and participate in a small team-oriented work environment and work unsupervised when required

• Ability to communicate with staff and supervisors and follow verbal and written communication when required

• Skills in vegetation management and habitat restoration practices relating beaches, foreshores and natural areas

• Basic carpentry skills

• Ability to competently use hand and power tools and machinery appropriate to the position

• Time management skills.

• Ability to undertake physical work in a variety of outdoor environments.



• Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of small plant and equipment and their use in construction tasks

• Knowledge of and experience with basic construction techniques such as fencing

• Understanding of basic vegetation management and habitat restoration techniques such as revegetation and weed control

• A demonstrated ability to read, write and perform basic numerical calculations to a standard appropriate to the requirements of the position.


• Understanding of Council’s Enterprise Risk Management Policy and Framework objectives as they impact the position.

Special Requirements

• Some out of hours work and domestic travel is expected.

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All employees have a legal obligation to comply with statutory and Mackay Regional Council WH&S Management System, SafePlan, WH&S policies, procedures and work instructions. These are introduced to ensure the health and safety of employees, contractors, visitors, volunteers, the public and the environment. The following statements apply to all employees, including permanent, part-time and casual employees. Responsibilities include:

1. Being aware of the Mackay Regional Council WH&S Management System, SafePlan, the WH&S Management System Plan and Monthly Action Plans (MAPs).

2. Performing all work and associated functions in a safe manner.

3. Complying with all documented WH&S policies, procedures, work instructions and verbal instructions issued by the organisation or its officers.

4. Correctly using and maintaining all personal protective clothing and equipment supplied by the organisation.

5. Identifying hazards, conducting risk assessments, and taking corrective actions to eliminate hazards where possible in the workplace, and/or report hazards and risks in accordance with WH&S procedures.

6. Establishing and maintaining a high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness within individual work areas and on Mackay Regional Council property generally.

7. Reporting and assisting with the investigation of all incidents within the workplace, including minor injuries, near hit and property damage.

8. Attending any Toolbox Talks or specific training supplied by Mackay Regional Council.

9. Being familiar with the location of first aid treatment centres, fire protection facilities and evacuation procedures.

10. Working in a manner that will not endanger themselves, other employees, or the public.

Report any concerns for WH&S to your Supervisor.